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November-December 2005 - Volume 30 - Issue 6
pp: 350-422

The Context & Clinical Evidence for Common Nursing Practices During Labor

Simpson, Kathleen Rice

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(6):356-363, November-December 2005.

If you’re an L&D nurse or if you work with L&D nurses, have you ever asked yourself why you do things the way you do? Are you practicing based on evidence? This article provides answers to those questions. Don’t miss reading it.

Effectiveness of Adolescent Smoking Prevention Strategies

Krowchuk, Heidi V.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(6):366-372, November-December 2005.

We know that smoking is dangerous, but smoking persists. Adolescents are at particular risk for initiating smoking. What has the literature shown us about how best to help them through prevention efforts or quit efforts? Dr. Krowchuk has reviewed all the evidence for you.

Thirty Years of Maternal - Child Health Policies in the Community

Tiedje, Linda Beth

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(6):373-379, November-December 2005.

In the wide world of community health nursing, the health of mothers and children is daily put at risk through environmental dilemmas, political missteps, and public health limitations. Dr. Tiedje has skillfully examined the literature from the past 30 years and helps us understand what community health interventions are helping women and children.

What Has the Literature Taught Us About Culturally Competent Care of Women and Children


MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(6):380-388, November-December 2005.

What does it mean to practice in a culturally competent manner? Dr. Callister, a world-class expert in this field, has reviewed this literature, helping us stay up-to-the minute on how to provide culturally competent care in an increasingly complex world.

Evidence for Healing Interventions With Perinatal Bereavement

Capitulo, Kathleen Leask

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(6):389-396, November-December 2005.

We have all faced the dilemma of working with a bereaved family and not knowing exactly how to help them. In this article, Dr. Capitulo looks at this entire body of literature and suggests interventions that can really help families in need.

Evidence for Best Practices in the Neonatal Period

Beal, Judy A.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(6):397-403, November-December 2005.

Nurse researchers have been very productive in the field of neonatal nursing. Which practices are evidence-based and which are not? Are you practicing using the best evidence?

Where Is the Evidence for Teaching Methods Used in Nursing Education?

McCartney, Patricia R.; Morin, Karen H.

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing. 30(6):406-412, November-December 2005.

It is not only practice areas that need outcome evidence. What about teaching? Do nurse educators know the best methods for teaching their students? Drs. McCartney and Morin have searched through this literature and are ready to help you find the answers.

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